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7 Popular Hollywood Stars who are Certified Vegans

Celebrities are role models and it’s just fitting that they lead a healthy lifestyle to influence their millions of fans in a positive manner. Many Hollywood celebrities, in particular, have shun meat products and are now following plant-based and animal-free diets. They are called vegan celebs.

In the U.S., 2.5 percent of residents are vegans while five percent are vegetarians, according to a PETA report. Unlike what some people believe, those sticking to a plant-based diet can still consume vitamins and minerals while reducing their intake of calories and fats. They are also helping preserve the environment as they use fewer resources.

In support to this vegan lifestyle campaign, there are various groups now promoting vegan fashion. The Blue Rubies Faux Fur Collection, for instance, is using 100% vegan and cruelty-free merchandise and the company behind it emphasizes the essence of being fashion forward without having to harm animals.

Here are some of your favorite celebrities who now stick to a vegetarian diet.

Alec Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin was forced to follow a healthy lifestyle after being diagnosed as prediabetic in 2011. He became a vegan and in 2012 lost 30 pounds. This was during the time he bagged the SAG award for Best Actor in a TV Comedy.

Carrie Underwood

Did you know that Carried Underwood has been a vegetarian since age 13? Having grown up on a farm, she has witnessed animals being killed which discouraged her to consumer animal products.

In 2011, Underwood became a vegan but she clarified that her diet is not strictly without meat or dairy. She considers herself a practical vegan who still eats meat and dairy products on certain occasions such as for social or cultural reasons.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck is married to a fellow vegan and celebrity Summer Phoenix. This Goodwill Hunting star is an animal rights advocate.

Affleck related that her becoming a vegan was influenced by a childhood pet, his first dog. The was owned by an abusive couple who would not let him hold the pet.

Ellen de Generes

For popular comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, several books on animal rights and diets influenced her decision to become a vegan in 2008. She said that her love for animals was a major reason to follow a plant-based diet. Her wedding with Portia de Rossi also in 2008 featured a vegan menu.

As part of her commitment, DeGeneres started a blog called “Going Vegan with Ellen.” She and wife Portia are also owners of a vegan restaurant.

Jennifer Lopez

Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is another happy vegan celebrity. She claims her plant-based diet has given her more energy and has made her feel so much better.

If there’s any food she misses, though, it’s butter. For her, butter makes everything tastes better.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman was already a vegetarian for a long time before becoming a vegan. It was in 2009 when she went vegan after the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer. Unknown to her many fans, she also blogged about her becoming a vegan on The Hufftington Post taking note of the compromised welfare of slaughterhouse workers and the harsh effects of mass productions of animals on the environment.

In 2011, however, Portman went vegetarian again but only for a year while pregnant saying that her body was craving for foods with dairy products such as eggs and cheese. By 2012, she reverted to being a vegan and in fact, an all-vegan menu was served during her wedding in the same year.

Usher

Usher is among the male celebrities who follow a healthy diet. It was in 2012 when the singer-songwriter-dancer went vegan. Reports have it that Usher’s father died of a heart attack in 2008 and since then, he has committed to leading a healthier lifestyle.

He has, in fact, encourage Justin Bieber to do the same but the Canadian singer has not stuck with the plan.

11 Stars Who Got Dumped Via Text: OMG WE R DONE LOL

They may sing better than most people on the planet. Or dance. Or act. Or hit a tennis ball.

But even some of the biggest celebrities on the planet are just like the random people featured in this photo gallery: they've been dumped via text message or over the phone.

Fortunately, they've managed to pick up the pieces and move on. But these break-ups will live forever in embarrassing infamy...

1. James Harden

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"I'm sorry." Those are the only words sources say Khloe Kardashian wrote to James Harden upon dumping him... and then deciding NOT to divorce Lamar Odom.

2. Katy Perry

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Forget a mere break-up. Katy Perry told Vogue that her MARRIAGE ended via text, courtesy of Russell Brand: "Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."

3. Kevin Federline

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Kevin Federline learned back in 2006 that Britney Spears was filing for divorce after two years of marriage. Moreover, footage of Federline receiving the message hit YouTube soon afterward.

5. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift has famously been dumped many times. But only Joe Jonas did the dirty deed in a 27-second phone call.

6. Jennifer Aniston

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John Mayer himself admitted that he ended his on-again/off-again relationship with Jennifer Aniston in 2008 by text message. He's a douchebag.

7. Carrie Underwood

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Really, Chace Crawford?!? Said Carrie Underwood to Extra in 2008 of her split from the actor: "We broke up over text so ... it's like 'peace out.'"
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Carrie Underwood Admits She’d ‘Feel Guilty’ Getting Help at Home: ‘I’m Learning’ to Ask for Assistance

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Carrie Underwood is embracing the wonders — and challenges — that come with motherhood.

The country star talked to Redbook about how 19-month-old Isaiah Michael — her son with husband Mike Fisher — changed her life.

“I definitely feel like it’s changed me as a person,” Underwood, 33, says in the cover story of the magazine’s November issue.

“I’m happier. I’m in a better mood a lot of the time. He’ll be watching cartoons and I’ll be watching him. I’m completely in love. I love it when he’s sleepy and I get to hold him and smell him. He doesn’t know I’m staring at him and being all googly-eyed!”

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And while she loves seeing all of her son’s milestones, the proud mom says raising her baby boy is a constant learning process.

“Ask for help,” she advises other moms, adding, “Accepting help is hard for me, but I’m learning. Sometimes I feel guilty that this is my son’s life: We live on a bus and we’re in a hotel room and sometimes we’re in the middle of nowhere and it’s not so great. It’s not all glamorous.”

She continues, “We have a nanny who helps out, especially when we’re on the road. But I’d feel guilty asking someone to watch him at home while I run to the grocery store.”

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Luckily for Underwood, she should have an extra hand available when the couple are ready for baby No. 2.

“If my husband were at the beginning of his career, I’m not sure we could handle it,” she says of expanding their family. “Since he’s kind of nearing the end and won’t be traveling so much, we’re like, ‘We can figure it out for not that long.’ You make it work.”

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Underwood says balancing her family and being on the road for her tour is difficult, but doable.

“When I was pregnant, I thought, How am I going to go on the road? How am I going to keep doing my job?” she says. “I had to just give it to God and stop worrying about it. Sure enough, we figured it out.”

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— Blake Bakkila


Best Playdate Ever! Carrie Underwood Shares Sweet Photos of Son Isaiah Visiting Sesame Place

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Hello, Elmo!

Carrie Underwood‘s son Isaiah had the time of his life over the weekend when the country star and her tot visited Sesame Place, an amusement park featuring all the favorites from Sesame Street, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

In a series of Instagram posts, the proud mom, 33, spent a fun day with her 19-month-old, who she shares with husband Mike Fisher.

“Since we were in the area…we got the chance to make Isaiah’s day! Thanks, #sesameplace for the fun! We all had a blast!” Underwood wrote in a post, showing her son being greeted by Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Zoe and Count Von Count.

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In a subsequent post, Underwood shared an adorable photo of her son — dressed in jeans and a gray jacket with white stars — embracing his furry new friend, Elmo.

“Isaiah [loves] ELMO!!! #sesameplace,” she wrote in the post.

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And the Sesame Street star sighting didn’t end there. Later in the day, Underwood — who was spotted munching on popcorn with Isaiah in tow as they made their way around the amusement park — posted a photo of her toddler covered in a few new plush pals.

RELATED VIDEO:  Inside Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour and Her Incredible Tour Bus

“I call this photo: Sesame OD #sesameplace,” she captioned the fun snapshot.

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The mother-son duo stopped by the park’s Sesame Street en route to Hershey, Pennsylvania, where Underwood continued her North American leg of The Storyteller Tour. Last month, she talked to PEOPLE about life on the road for her family of three.

“On days off, we look for parks and zoos and aquariums,” she said. “It’s definitely a balancing act. I have help, because someone has to watch Isaiah when I’m on stage, but we live a lot more on the bus now instead of going in and out of hotels.”

For Underwood, it’s important to make sure Fisher — a center for the Nashville Predators — spends time bonding with Isaiah.

“We FaceTime almost every day so [Mike] can have a little interaction with Isaiah,” she says. “That has to be hard, for him to be away from Isaiah. I have never been on that side of it. They need their time together because Isaiah loves his daddy!”

Underwood is slated to perform in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday.

–Blake Bakkila


25 Celebrity Baby Announcements That Made Us Smile

I'm pregnant! These famous females didn't want to reveal the biggest news of their lives with two simple words.

They wanted to be fun and creative, posting throwback photos… using their pets… sharing snapshots of their existing children hyping a sibling to come… or giving fans a look at the test-based evidence.

Click around below to gauge how various celebrities made their exciting announcements to the world.

Whose original reveal do you like best?

1. Olivia Wilde Pregnancy Announcement

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How cute is this?!? Look at the way in which Olivia Wilde announced she is pregnant with another child!

2. Gwen Stefani

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How did Gwen Stefani announce her third child? Via this photo and the caption: “I was ready to hand over the crown. but I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”

3. Kendra Wilkinson

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It’s positive, alright! Kendra Wilkinson gave followers photographic evidence of her second baby.

4. Stacy Keibler

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Very well played, Stacy Keibler. Yup, this is a photo of a bun in an oven.

5. Fergie

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AWWW, Fergie! The singer announced she and Josh Duhamel were expecting via a throwback photo of the couple and the caption: “Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump.”

6. Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson used adorable daughter Maxwell to announced that she was pregnant with her second baby. Someone is gonna be a big sis!

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Carrie Underwood Does Her Laundry (and Hair and Makeup!) on Tour: It ‘Makes Me Feel Human’

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“Dirty Laundry” isn’t just Carrie Underwood‘s latest single: It’s a day-to-day task that doesn’t stop when she’s on tour.

“We travel with a washer-dryer. Doing my own laundry makes me feel like a human,” the 33-year-old country singer tells PEOPLE of life on the road with 18-month-old Isaiah Michael, her son with her NHL player husband Mike Fisher.

In fact, having bits of her everyday life with her on tour is crucial for the seven-time Grammy winner.

“I bring my dogs, which is a little piece of home. And I have a cooking surface on the bus because I like to cook as much as possible. Room service gets old,” adds Underwood, who just resumed her North American portion of The Storyteller Tour — Stories in the Round with a show in Anchorage, Alaska, on Wednesday.

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Underwood is a busy woman these days. Aside from parenting duties and putting on multiple shows a week, she is also gearing up to co-host the 50th Annual Country Music Awards alongside Brad Paisley.

But the hectic schedule is just part of life for the singer and mom of one.

“It’s definitely a balancing act. I have help, because someone has to watch Isaiah when I’m on stage, but we live a lot more on the bus now instead of going in and out of hotels,” she explains.

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Luckily, Underwood has everything she needs in their mobile abode for her son to be happy and comfortable.

“My bus is outfitted for him — he has a crib in the back, and everything is safe there,” she says. “That’s a whole other thing — when you’re in a hotel, they probably wonder why I put the big plant in the closet. It’s because he’ll grab it.

“Or the big lamp on the floor? I have to put it in the closet,” the “Cowboy Casanova” singer adds. “It’s a whole new thing to think about, and it’s definitely a lot more going on.”

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The American Idol alum might have her hands full, but she also finds time for quiet bonding moments with her little boy.

“On days off, we look for parks and zoos and aquariums,” she says, adding that she likes to go to farmer’s markets, co-ops and more to buy groceries wherever she’s visiting.

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Underwood reveals that between all that, she’s somehow still able to find time for just herself.

“I do my own hair and makeup on the road. It’s another thing that … I’m a person and I’m a lady, and I like to do my own makeup and hair,” she says. “On red carpets, somebody else has to do it for me because the lights can do weird stuff with your face. But on the road, it’s my zen time before the show.”

But she also admits, “When it’s all over, I just want to enjoy some time at home and watch some hockey!”

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As for parenting with her husband, who is a center for the Nashville Predators, Underwood says they make it work while she has Isaiah with her on the road by taking advantage of current technology.

“We FaceTime almost every day so [Mike] can have a little interaction with Isaiah,” she says. “He comes out sometimes. I look for times when his schedule has him playing at home, and we might send Isaiah home to be with him so he can have some time with him.

“That has to be hard, for him to be away from Isaiah. I have never been on that side of it,” the “Jesus Take the Wheel” singer adds. “They need their time together because Isaiah loves his daddy!”

For more from Carrie Underwood, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

Jen Juneau with reporting by Monica Rizzo


Belly Flop! Carrie Underwood Posts Adorable Video of Baby Isaiah Taking a Dip in the Pool

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Carrie Underwood‘s baby Isaiah Michael is diving into a fun summer!

The country star, 33, posted a video to her Instagram on Saturday showing a fearless 17-month-old Isaiah going head (and belly!) first into a tiny pool.

“Summertime splashes! #bellyflop,” she captioned the video, posted Saturday afternoon.

In the clip, her giddy son runs over to a small blue pool and giggles after landing the perfect belly flop in a green shirt and gray shorts. In the background, it sounds like dad Mike Fisher, 36, (who originally posted the video) says, “Nice belly flop, buddy!”

The video ends with Isaiah looking to go for belly flop number two.

Summertime splashes! #bellyflop

A video posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Jul 23, 2016 at 10:51am PDT

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Underwood has been documenting all of her precious moments this summer, including her six-year anniversary with her husband, and an adorable shot of Isaiah looking giggly as he soaked in the sunshine.

“He soaks in the sunshine…and I realize that he is mine…I don’t deserve such sweetness! #blessed #momlife,” she wrote on her Instagram, posted Thursday.

This is Underwood’s first baby with husband Mike Fisher, but the family of three is “definitely” looking to expand.

“Oh definitely!” she told PEOPLE earlier this year. “I’m not sure when because we’re both kind of busy these days, but yeah, definitely. And I’m like, ‘He’s so good — I could do a few more of those.’ ”

–Blake Bakkila


Carrie Underwood Posts Adorable Photo of Son: ‘I Don’t Deserve Such Sweetness’

Carrie Underwood is quite the doting mother.

The singer counted her blessings in a Wednesday Instagram post featuring her adorable 1-year-old son Isaiah Michael.

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“He soaks in the sunshine…and I realize that he is mine… I don’t deserve such sweetness! #blessed #momlife,” she captioned the photo.


In the sweet snap Isaiah indeed soaks up some sun as he sits outdoors, smiling into the sky.

Underwood, 33, welcomed her first child with husband Mike Fisher in February of last year, and has been open about her journey into motherhood, telling PEOPLE last October that she wants to raise her son to “have a loving heart toward people who are different.”

“Mike and I talk about teaching him how to approach everybody in a loving way, even if they’re not the same, and to try to say, ‘You know what? God loves them, so it should be my job to my best to love them as well,'” Underwood added.

The country star didn’t just share her hopes for her son, she dished up some maternal realness, revealing that she struggles with mom guilt just like every other parent when they welcome a new baby.

“You feel guilty about every single thing, every decision you make, everything you do,” Underwood said.

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Carrie Underwood on Her ‘Little Sponge’ Isaiah: ‘He’s Growing and Learning Every Day’

Carrie Underwood has a lot to be thankful for, and her son Isaiah tops the list.

“He’s the best thing,” she told PEOPLE at the 22nd Annual Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. “I never really knew what it was like to love something or someone unconditionally until I had him.”

The “Church Bells” singer added, “He’s so sweet and so smart. He’s a little sponge just growing and learning every day. He’s just the best thing.”

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Underwood, who welcomed her 13-month-old son with Nashville Predators star Mike Fisher last February, admitted that the little one — who “climbs all over everything” nowadays — is at the stage where he repeats everything.

“He’ll hear you say something and then he’ll mock you,” Underwood, 33, said of her son’s imitations. “Right now he walks around the bus and he’s like ‘OK, OK.’ It’s adorable.”

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The American Idol alum, who wed Fisher in 2010, said that though having a baby hasn’t entirely changed their marriage, it has forced them to become more aware of the time they do get to spend together.

“Sometimes you have to make more of an effort to be with each other because it’s really easy to put all of your time and energy into your baby,” explained Underwood. “It’s been — not challenging, but just something that we’ve really just trying to be mindful of and try to make time for each other. We’re planning a vacation right now — we need it!”

— Christina Dugan


Carrie Underwood’s Son Isaiah Watches Mom Steal a Kiss as Mike Fisher Celebrates His 1,000th NHL Game

Way to go, dad! Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher‘s son Isaiah Michael was on the ice to watch his father be honored by the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

Peering adorably up at his mom and dad as they shared a celebratory kiss, Isaiah, who recently turned 1, was wearing a Predators jersey for Fisher’s 1000th NHL game in Nashville, Tennessee.

The country singer, as well as Fisher’s parents Jim and Karen, were all present for the big moment in Fisher’s hockey career and later cheered the athlete on to victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

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After the game, Underwood and Fisher enjoyed a tower of treats crafted for the 35-year-old, which she documented on Instagram.

“Only the best for Mike’s 1000th game celebration! Yum,” Underwood, 33, wrote.

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Underwood also honored her husband in a star-studded video, that featured congratulatory messages from the likes of Brad Paisley, Bono and Luke Bryan.

“I’m so proud of you for so many reasons, but specifically, tonight, I’m proud of you because I know how hard you work at everything you do,” Underwood said in the clip. “And I know how much dedication you have toward hockey and toward this team.”

— Lindsay Kimble


Carrie Underwood Says Son Isaiah Is Her Biggest Accomplishment: He’s the ‘Little Sunshine in My World’

She may have just kicked off her Storyteller tour, but Carrie Underwood is already in need of a night off.

And what better way to celebrate than while walking the red carpet at Monday’s Grammy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

“We’re in random places sometimes and we’re just stuck with whatever we have. We’ve been really great and staying fit and being healthy while we’re on the road, making the best with what we’ve got,” the “Heartbeat” singer told E! News.

“But this is my little treat to myself this time. This is such a huge tour, we’re out for so long — I need some motivation.”

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An evening out isn’t Underwood’s only recent treat: The singer showed off her stunning new Johnathon Arndt necklace, a Valentine’s Day present from husband Mike Fisher.

“[I’ve been] wearing it for no reason. Like, I’m in my pajamas in my room hanging out, just wearing this for no reason,” she joked. “I was like, ‘I’m not just gonna save it for red carpets. I’ve gotta put it on!’ ”

And while she’s nominated for best country solo performance for “Little Toy Guns,” Underwood admits her biggest accomplishment arrived in March 2015 when she welcomed son Isaiah Michael.

“My little guy is the little sunshine in my world every single day,” she said. “He’s back at the hotel right now. He’s smiley and sweet and happy and … he’s the best.”

— Anya Leon


Mike Fisher Recovers From His First Christmas as a Dad – with Cartoons!

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are enjoying some much needed down time after pulling out all the stops for son Isaiah Michael‘s first Christmas.

The country singer shared a photo of her hockey player hubby and Isaiah, 10 months, hanging out in some comfy attire to Instagram on Sunday.


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In the adorable father-son bonding moment, Fisher sat in a stuffed chair with the couple’s pooch while Isaiah perched in an arm chair of his own.

The starry seat, which the little boy shared with a furry stuffed animal, was emblazoned with his moniker.

“How we spent our Sunday…my man and my lil’ monkey,” Underwood, 32, wrote. “He was watching cartoons … the kiddo, that is … not the hubby!” (We have a sneaking suspicion that Fisher might have tuned in to the animated programs, as well, though.)

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Underwood previously told PEOPLE that she and Fisher wanted to make sure their son understood the true meaning of Christmas.

“I feel there’s a lot of Christmas that has kind of gotten lost,” she said. “[Mike and I] have talked about not wanting to spoil our kids.”

The singer added, “We want it to be more about the family and the fun times.”

– Lindsay Kimble


So Cute! See Carrie Underwood Get ‘Slobbery’ Baby Kisses from Son Isaiah


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Take it from Carrie Underwood — the best way to wash away any “mom guilt” is with a healthy dose of slobbery baby kisses!

The country singer posted a video to her Facebook page on Monday in which her 8-month-old son Isaiah Michael repeatedly gives his mom some very wet but very sweet kisses as she cracks up.

“Baby kisses are the best things in the world…I’m so thankful for my sweet angel. He makes my life better in every way! #SoInLove #MomLife #Slobber,” Underwood, 32, captioned the video.

The Grammy winner recently spoke to PEOPLE about how she’s figuring out motherhood one step at a time.

“You feel guilty about every single thing, every decision you make, everything you do,” she says of raising Isaiah with NHL star Mike Fisher, her husband of five years.

But no matter how unprepared she felt for marriage and motherhood, Underwood is now head over heels in love with both roles — and both of her boys.

“I never dreamt of my wedding day and the perfect guy,” she said. “Then I met Mike, and I was like, ‘Wow, so now I know what I was missing.’ And the same with my son. I was never like, ‘I want kids so bad.’ And now that I have Isaiah in my life, I’m like, ‘What did I do before?’ ”

— Andrea Park


How Carrie Underwood Will Raise Her Son as a Christian with a ‘Loving Heart’

Country star (and new mom!) Carrie Underwood opens up about body issues, breast-feeding struggles, and how she makes her marriage work. Subscribe now for exclusive family photos and an inside look into how she’s adjusting to motherhood, only in PEOPLE!

She is seven months into motherhood, and Carrie Underwood feels like she’s in a good groove when it comes to the day-to-day routine of diaper changes, bathtime and the nightly ritual of reading children’s Bible stories with her son Isaiah Michael and husband Mike Fisher.

Proud of her Christian faith — a decorative sign in her Tennessee cabin quotes Romans 3:25 (“Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”) — the “Jesus Take the Wheel” singer, 32, is also on the record as a supporter of gay marriage.

And although Isaiah is still little, she and Fisher have discussed what they plan to teach him on the subject.

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The new parents want their 7-month-old son to “have a loving heart toward people who are different,” the Grammy winner, whose new album Storyteller is out Oct. 23, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

“Mike and I talk about teaching him how to approach everybody in a loving way, even if they’re not the same, and to try to say, ‘You know what? God loves them, so it should be my job to do my best to love them as well.’ ”

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Growing up in a conservative Christian home in Oklahoma, “there was a lot about church that was really scary to a child who can’t understand it all,” she says.

“We want to go to church, not just for lessons and learning, but also to have a community and be surrounded by people who are just trying to raise their kids up good. Keeping everything as loving as possible, you know?”

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For much more of Carrie Underwood’s intimate interview and exclusive personal photos, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Michelle Tauber


Carrie Underwood: My Marriage ‘Changed a Lot’ After Baby – ‘It’s a Whole New Dynamic’

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Country star (and new mom!) Carrie Underwood opens up about body issues, breast-feeding struggles, and how she makes her marriage work. Subscribe now for exclusive family photos and an inside look into how she’s adjusting to motherhood, only in PEOPLE!

For nearly five years, Carrie Underwood and her husband, NHL star Mike Fisher, were a team of two.

That changed, of course, when they welcomed son Isaiah Michael last February.

Your marriage does change a lot when you have a baby — it’s a whole new dynamic,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Neither one of us had really been baby people or been around a ton of babies. We’re learning together.”

The singer, whose new album Storyteller (preorder it here), is out Oct. 23, admits that the added bustle of parenthood can make date-night time a challenge.

“You have to make it a point to not lose yourselves as a couple,” she says. “There’s so much going on, it becomes easy to not focus on your marriage anymore.”

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Of recent high-profile breakups like friends Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, she says, “It makes you want to take stock of your own marriage. Like, ‘What do you need? Are you happy? What can I do to make things better?’ ”

Asked if she would ever consider couples therapy if they needed to she replies, “Definitely, yeah. We’ve never done it, but even if you don’t necessarily quote-unquote think you ‘need’ it, it might just be good to have that space to talk things out.”

When it comes to their own marriage, “I feel like Mike and I treat it like a partnership, which is a really good thing for both of us,” she says. “I’m not the maid and I’m not the cook, you know what I mean? I do those things when I do them because I like to and I want to. You just figure out your roles and the things that each of you do better, and you give and take.”

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For much more of Carrie Underwood’s intimate interview and exclusive personal photos, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Michelle Tauber


Carrie Underwood on Conquering Her Body Issues and Loving Her Post-Baby Figure

Country star (and new mom!) Carrie Underwood opens up about body issues, breast-feeding struggles, and how she makes her marriage work. Subscribe now for exclusive family photos and an inside look into how she’s adjusting to motherhood, only in PEOPLE!

It’s been 10 years since Carrie Underwood won American Idol — and the singer admits that back then, she wasn’t always happy with how she looked.

“I knew that I weighed more than I had ever weighed before,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

“But then as soon as you start making little tweaks, people immediately go, ‘You look so great!’ Then you start wondering, ‘How bad did I look before?’ Then it’s like, ‘Well, I guess I should keep on going.’ Then you start eating less.”

Underwood, 32, admits that she turned to weight-loss supplements to slim down.

“I was taking things with ephedra in it,” she says. “It wasn’t the best way. If I could go back and talk to myself I’d be like, ‘Here’s how you do it the right way.’ ”

Asked if she ever had a problem, she answers, “No, because none of it was intentional, you know? I wasn’t eating enough calories, but it wasn’t because I was trying to starve myself. I just didn’t know how many calories I should be eating.”

Carrie Underwood PEOPLE magazine cover
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And exercise was an afterthought: “I’d do 20 minutes on the elliptical and think I was doing awesome.”

Today the strict vegan, who hasn’t eaten meat in more than 20 years and works out daily (and looks stylish while doing it thanks to her activewear line Calia by Carrie Underwood), says she takes a healthier approach to her weight.

“I weigh more than I did when I was at my smallest, but I have a lot more muscle tone,” adds the CMA Awards host, whose new album, Storyteller (preorder it here), is out Oct. 23.

As for the changes in her body since delivering her first child, 7-month-old son Isaiah Michael, via C-section in February, “for some reason, I feel leaner after,” she says. “It’s really strange the way my body has reacted to exercise after having him. I feel like my bum’s a little nicer than it used to be.”

Then there’s the four-leaf clover abdominal tattoo that doesn’t quite line up after her C-section.

“It’s not really a four-leaf clover anymore, it’s a multileaf,” she says. “It doesn’t match up with the top! And I think most people deal with this after a C-section, there’s like a little pooch over the scar. It’s something that I’m probably going to have forever.”

Carrie Underwood PEOPLE magazine cover
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For much more of Carrie Underwood’s intimate interview and exclusive personal photos, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

— Michelle Tauber


9 Stars Who Got Dumped Via Phone: WE R DONE LOL

They may sing better than most people on the planet. Or dance. Or act. Or hit a tennis ball.

But even some of the biggest celebrities on the planet are just like the random people featured in this photo gallery: they've been dumped via text message or over the phone.

Fortunately, they've managed to pick up the pieces and move on. But these break-ups will live forever in embarrassing infamy...

1. Katy Perry

Katy perry and russell
Forget a mere break-up. Katy Perry told Vogue that her MARRIAGE ended via text, courtesy of Russell Brand: "Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."

2. Kevin Federline

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Kevin Federline learned back in 2006 that Britney Spears was filing for divorce after two years of marriage. Moreover, footage of Federline receiving the message hit YouTube soon afterward.

3. Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline wozniacki and rory mcilroy picture
Caroline Wozniacki was engaged to fellow young athlete Rory McIlroy... until a three-minute phone conversation in 2014, that is. Ouch!

4. Taylor Swift

Taylor swift
Taylor Swift has famously been dumped many times. But only Joe Jonas did the dirty deed in a 27-second phone call.

5. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer aniston
John Mayer himself admitted that he ended his on-again/off-again relationship with Jennifer Aniston in 2008 by text message. He's a douchebag.

6. Carrie Underwood

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Really, Chace Crawford?!? Said Carrie Underwood to Extra in 2008 of her split from the actor: "We broke up over text so ... it's like 'peace out.'"
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9 Stars Who Got Dumped Via Phone: WE R DONE LOL

They may sing better than most people on the planet. Or dance. Or act. Or hit a tennis ball.

But even some of the biggest celebrities on the planet are just like the random people featured in this photo gallery: they've been dumped via text message or over the phone.

Fortunately, they've managed to pick up the pieces and move on. But these break-ups will live forever in embarrassing infamy...

1. Katy Perry

Katy perry and russell
Forget a mere break-up. Katy Perry told Vogue that her MARRIAGE ended via text, courtesy of Russell Brand: "Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."

2. Kevin Federline

Kevin federline and britney spears photo
Kevin Federline learned back in 2006 that Britney Spears was filing for divorce after two years of marriage. Moreover, footage of Federline receiving the message hit YouTube soon afterward.

3. Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline wozniacki and rory mcilroy picture
Caroline Wozniacki was engaged to fellow young athlete Rory McIlroy... until a three-minute phone conversation in 2014, that is. Ouch!

4. Taylor Swift

Taylor swift
Taylor Swift has famously been dumped many times. But only Joe Jonas did the dirty deed in a 27-second phone call.

5. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer aniston
John Mayer himself admitted that he ended his on-again/off-again relationship with Jennifer Aniston in 2008 by text message. He's a douchebag.

6. Carrie Underwood

Carrie underwood
Really, Chace Crawford?!? Said Carrie Underwood to Extra in 2008 of her split from the actor: "We broke up over text so ... it's like 'peace out.'"
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Carrie Underwood Recalls Accidentally Locking Son Isaiah in Car: ‘It Was Such a Random Thing’


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Carrie Underwood may be a seven-time Grammy winner, but she’s still prone to the accidents and scares that come with being a parent.

Nearly two months after her 6-month-old son Isaiah Michael was accidentally locked in the singer’s car, forcing her to break in, Underwood is finally opening up about what really went down.

“It was such a random thing, we were at the airport,” Underwood explains of the terrifying July incident during an interview with Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray on their US99.5 radio show.

The singer and her husband, Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher, left their car on and doors open after parking and exiting the vehicle at the airport, giving one of their pet dogs the perfect opportunity to wreak havoc.

“My husband and I both got out at the same time, and both shut the door at the same time, and immediately one of our dogs — I still don’t know what one it was — jumped up on the control panel on the door,” she says.  “[We] heard the thing click, and I was like, ‘The doors locked, the doors locked, the doors locked.’ ”

Underwood, 32, who tweeted about the incident at the time it occurred, says that “nobody had a spare set of keys.”

After trying, unsuccessfully, to open the doors without force, the couple “ended up having to break the window.”

While baby Isaiah was more than okay, the car wasn’t. The ultimate kicker? The now damaged vehicle belonged to Underwood’s in-laws! “I don’t think our dogs will ever be invited back,” she jokes.

The country singer, whose upcoming album Storyteller is set to drop Oct. 23, also opened up about how her fans’ expectations of her have changed since she became a mother. Underwood admits she feels like listeners are expecting her to put out a record of children’s music.

“I’ve gotten so many questions about it,” she explains before joking, “Like I’m gonna write an entire album of baby lullaby songs or I’d be all of a sudden a wuss or something.”

The star insists while aspects of her life have undergone “inevitable” changes since Isaiah was born, her music will remain the same.

“It doesn’t change everything about me,” she shares. “It just added a wonderful new layer, a wonderful new dimension to my life.”

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— Lindsay Kimble


Meet Carrie Underwood’s New Workout Partner: Son Isaiah!

Carrie Underwood has found her new exercise partner.

While out for a jog — and an impromptu set of pull-ups on the playground — on Thursday, the new mom to 6-month-old son Isaiah Michael proved motherhood hasn’t put a damper on her fitness routine.

“Sometimes you have to work your baby into your workout … but that’s ok because the world is your playground!” Underwood, 32, captioned an Instagram of the mother and son getting their sweat on.

Dressed in a top and bottoms from her Calia by Carrie Underwood line, the “Smoke Break” singer waves to the camera as she runs down the sidewalk pushing her baby boy in his jogging stroller.

Carrie Underwood son Isaiah
Courtesy Carrie Underwood

When he’s not pounding the pavement with Underwood, Isaiah is keeping up with his musical mama in another way. “Oh, just playing my piano in my blazer in the yard,” the American Idol alum wrote alongside a photo of her son making music.

“We’re laid-back parents and he’s a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it’s a little easier than I thought it was gonna be,” Underwood told PEOPLE in June. “I think I just expected, like, screaming, crying baby all the time, and he’s just happy and smiley and gorgeous.”

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— Anya Leon


Like Mother, Like Son! Carrie Underwood Posted The Most Precious Pic Of Her Baby Boy Playing The Piano! See The Sweet Snap HERE!

Does Carrie Underwood's tiny tot have super stardom in his future, too?

On Wednesday, the musical momma shared a sweet snap of her baby boy Isaiah Michael Fisher getting lost in the music in their backyard!

[ Photo: Carrie's Husband Poses Shirtless With Baby Isaiah! ]

She and husband Mike Fisher welcomed their beautiful baby boy into the world at the end of February, and it looks like he's already caught the music bug! She captioned the cute photo:

"Oh, just playing my piano in my blazer in the yard..."

Seriously how adorable is this precious picture? Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

Oh, just playing my piano in my blazer in the yard...A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:34pm PDT

He is his mother's child! And Carrie's got so much talent, we're sure some of that got passed down to little Isaiah!

[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]

Is Carrie Underwood Preaching A Pro-Cigarette Message With Her New Song Smoke Break? Listen And Decide For Yourself!

On Thursday, Carrie Underwood promised us a new song on Facebook and she certainly delivered!

Her latest single, Smoke Break, dropped on Friday and we LOVES it! On the track, the blonde beauty belts about sometimes needing to take a swig from a bottle or a drag from a cigarette when the going gets rough.

[ Related: Listen To JoJo's THREE New Singles! ]

So does that mean she's condoning smoking and drinking??? Not exactly!

Instead, she explained in a video on social media that the anthem is more about sharing experiences that we all can understand ourselves, regardless of whether or not we partake in these vices, saying:

"The song itself is just kind of one of those story songs that I feel like everybody can relate to, about how life is so hectic and it's so nice when, if and when, you actually get to kind of step away for a second."

That makes total sense, especially since her upcoming album is called Storyteller! Take a listen to the new track (below)!

And the 32-year-old is super psyched to share it with all her fans! She even took to Instagram to upload the artwork for it (below)!

Here's the cover art for my new single #SmokeBreak I'm so excited it's finally here!!!A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Aug 20, 2015 at 3:16pm PDT

Plus, she also dished all the deets about her highly-anticipated fifth studio album in this video (below)! Ch-ch-check it out!

I’m so excited to finally share this news with you!
Posted by Carrie Underwood on Thursday, August 20, 2015

What do U think of Carrie's new tune, Perezcious readers?

[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]

Carrie Underwood is a Literal Hot Mess

Carrie Underwood is once again a literal hot mess on Instagram.

A few weeks after giving followers a look at herself mid-workout, the singer jumped back on social media and gave us a revealing look at herself post-workout.

Sweaty Carrie Underwood

"Cloudy but no rain = perfect day to run outside!" Underwood wrote as a caption.

"1mi treadmill warm up, tabata arms and abs, finish up with a 3 mile run/lunge up the hills. I'm a sweaty mess, but fortunately I have sweet Penny to help get me cleaned up! Ew.

The former American Idol champion also added the following hashtags to her post:

"#StayThePath #CALIAbyCarrie #NoMakeup #NoFilter #BeNice."

Underwood (who owns a line of Calia fitness clothing) has been hitting the gym often of late in order to lose weight and get in shape after giving birth to her first son, Isaiah.

The gorgeous star, meanwhile, is schedule to kick a brief U.S. tour, performing mostly at state fairs, on August 17.

Then, in November, she and fellow country artist Brad Paisley will host the CMA Awards together ... for the eighth time!

Carrie Underwood is a Literal Hot Mess

Carrie Underwood is once again a literal hot mess on Instagram.

A few weeks after giving followers a look at herself mid-workout, the singer jumped back on social media and gave us a revealing look at herself post-workout.

Sweaty Carrie Underwood

"Cloudy but no rain = perfect day to run outside!" Underwood wrote as a caption.

"1mi treadmill warm up, tabata arms and abs, finish up with a 3 mile run/lunge up the hills. I'm a sweaty mess, but fortunately I have sweet Penny to help get me cleaned up! Ew.

The former American Idol champion also added the following hashtags to her post:

"#StayThePath #CALIAbyCarrie #NoMakeup #NoFilter #BeNice."

Underwood (who owns a line of Calia fitness clothing) has been hitting the gym often of late in order to lose weight and get in shape after giving birth to her first son, Isaiah.

The gorgeous star, meanwhile, is schedule to kick a brief U.S. tour, performing mostly at state fairs, on August 17.

Then, in November, she and fellow country artist Brad Paisley will host the CMA Awards together ... for the eighth time!

23 Celebrity Virgins: Who’s Waiting (or Waited) Until Marriage?

Everybody's doing it, and by "it" we mean sex.

Except these celebrities who were virgins until marriage, or who are still holding out for that magical moment.

Bet you didn't know about some of them ...

1. Carrie Underwood

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Carrie Underwood told Slate magazine in 2007 that she was saving herself until marriage. She did just that, until Mike Fisher put a ring on it and they exchanged vows.

2. Julianne Hough

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"I'm not trying to preach consequences here, but I think when you say no, down the line, it will be a better decision." - Julianne Hough, actress and Dancing with the Stars pro

3. Jordin Sparks

Jordin sparks red carpet image
Jordin Sparks is still saving herself for marriage, she says, even if photos of herself with former fiance Jason Derulo in bed called that into question.

4. Kevin Jonas

Kevin jonas photo
While his brothers may have eaten the forbidden fruit, Kevin Jonas was a virgin until marrying his wife, Danielle.

5. Tim Tebow

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Former football standout and devout Christian Tim Tebow is quite open and quite famously known for his proclamations that he's a virgin.

6. Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff was a virgin until marrying Mike Comrie. The two separated in early 2014, and again in 2015, so we wonder how she feels about the single life right now.
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Makeup-Free and Fabulous: See the Stars Who Have Bared All!

No makeup? No problem!
 
The celebrities featured in the following photo gallery are actresses, reality stars, models and singers. But they all have one thing in common:
 
They are not wearing a shred of makeup in order to set a positive example for young women around the world.
 
Give them a hand and give them all a look now:

1. Brooklyn Decker, No Makeup

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Now THIS is what we call a makeup-free selfie. Brooklyn Decker is unafraid to show off her acne online. Good for her!

2. Lorde Without Makeup

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Lorde isn't just wearing no makeup in this Twit pic. She's wearing pimple cream!

3. Bethenny Frankel No Makeup

Bethenny frankel no makeup
Bethenny Frankel doesn't need no makeup! She goes all natural in this Twitter picture.

4. Jessica Simpson With No Makeup

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Jessica Simpson without makeup is quite a sight to see. A beautiful and natural one.

5. Kourtney Kardashian: No Makeup!

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Kourtney Kardashian with no makeup makes for an interesting and unexpected sight.

6. Beyonce No Makeup Selfie

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Beyonce has shared this great no makeup selfie. She rules, this woman.
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Kelly Clarkson vs. Carrie Underwood: Who’s the Best Rapper?

Kelly Clarkson are both American Idol champions. They possess two of the best singing voices in the business.

They're pretty and down to earth and have really cute kids and... oh, this too: they can rap!

Seriously! Clarkson put her skills to the test in August of 2012, belting out the classic Eminem hit "Lose Yourself" during a concert outside of Detroit.

See for yourself here:

Fast forward nearly two years, meanwhile, and Underwood took to the stage in Delaware this week, mashing up her own song titled "See You Again" with one of the same name by Wiz Khalifa.

Check out that artist's impressive, unexpected performance now:

So there you have it, folks. There are the contenders.

Compare and contrast their rapping ability and decide who is best: Clarkson or Underwood?

Carrie Underwood Sextastic Short Shorts

There are so many fine female celebrities these days it's nearly impossible to represent them all. But we do try. And especially those lovely ladies who often get lost in the mix. Like Carrie Underwood. We seem to only hear about Carrie during promotional events or award shows, but ...

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Carrie Underwood: Why Motherhood Is ‘Easier Than I Thought’

Carrie Underwood son on tour cmt awards
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Carrie Underwood prepared for the worst while she was pregnant, but baby Isaiah Michael has exceeded all of her expectations.

“I think I honestly expected — it’s gonna sound weird — but I expected the worst,” she tells PEOPLE, fresh off her history-making sweep at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. “I’ve never been around babies before, to be honest, but he’s so laid-back!”

The country singer says both she and husband Mike Fisher have been pleasantly surprised by how easily the three and a half months since their son’s birth have gone.

“We’re laid-back parents and he’s a laid-back baby and … it surprised me that it’s a little easier than I thought it was gonna be,” Underwood, 32, says. “I think I just expected, like, screaming, crying baby all the time, and he’s just happy and smiley and gorgeous.”

But the happiest time of all?

“In the morning, when he first wakes up, he’s the sweetest. He’s a morning baby,” the proud mama says. “He is smiley and laugh-y and happy and cuddly and that hour, the first hour he’s awake, is just the best.”

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Carrie Underwood Wins Big & Looks Hawt At CMT 2015!

Carrie Underwood is just being Carrie (her usual fab self), no big deal.

The country diva staged her post-maternity red carpet comeback at the CMT Music Awards, and she looks like she hasn’t given birth yet!

Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood CMT 2015
(c) FilmMagic

Carrie stunned in a skintight white Thomas Wylde bodycon, splashed with metallic embellishments and a Deepa Gurnani clutch.

That’s not all… ’cause the 32-year-old also bagged 3 awards that night — “Video of the Year,” “Female Video of the Year,” and “Collaborative Video of the Year” with Miranda Lambert!

Carrie Underwood CMT 2015
(c) Getty

The AI alumna recently gave birth to Isaiah Michael Fisher last February, her first child with NHL husband Mike Fisher. The blessings really came pouring!

 

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